WHAT DO YOU THINK GOD LOOKS LIKE ?

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Midamerica Referral Network

WHO IS GOD IN YOUR MIND?

 

This question got a good work-out  as I read a book my 16 year old grandaughter loaned me.

I remember being told in a Phil Driscol concert to close my eyes and picture Jesus, as Phil played that fantastic  trumpet of his.  I immediately had  Christ charging through the sky on a white stallion - but I could not actually put a face on Him.

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This book about God and our relationship to Him is "The Shack" by William P. Young.  An introduction by Eugene Peterson says: "This book has the potential to do for our generation what John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress did for his.  It's that good?"

 

We all have some image in our minds of what God looks like.  Artists have given us their version as they painted masterpieces we've seen.  As a child in parochial school, I received many images from statues and holy cards, mixed in with a fierce, white haired, all powerful God image from somewhere.

 

This book may be fiction, but it is one that wrestles well in a world where religion often seems irrelevant.  As the book cover says "The Shack wrestles with the timeless question, "Where is God in a world so filled with unspeakable pain?"

Need something to lift you during this season?  I heartily recommend this as a good read for mind and soul.  My image of God has been turned topsy-turvy.

 

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Hugh Krone
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Gods image is beyong human comprehension.Even Moses was not allowed to see His face or Moses would have had to die. Someday we will see Him in our santified Bodies and it will make anything we suffered in this life worthwhile.

Dec 21, 2008 06:23 AM #1
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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Hugh said it best -Gods image is beyond human comprehension. But when I get time,I am definitely going to check out that book. Thanks for making a comment on my blog Joan. Have a great weekend. Happy New Year to you in advance. Great post.

Dec 26, 2008 12:39 PM #2
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Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Joan - I've seen this book on the store shelves. I've walked right past. Seems like I need to check it out - As a student of 16 years of parochial schools, this book sounds very thought provoking.

Dec 26, 2008 03:28 PM #3
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Joan Snodgrass
Midamerica Referral Network - Kimberling City, MO

Yes, Hugh - it is beyond human comprehension, but the bible says in Genesis that we were made in God's image.  Have a blessed New Year.

Dec 27, 2008 01:59 AM #4
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Joan Snodgrass
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Lanre:  The book is a story of a modern Job, in some ways.  I am amazed at the maturity my 16 year old grandaughter displayed in reading it with such enthusiasm.

Debbie:  It would be well worth your time to read.  It takes a man almost broken by the disappearance of a young daughter, and moves him through his sorrow and bitterness, to a God very different from his stereotypes.

Dec 27, 2008 02:16 AM #5
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